A Sicilian Romance, Volume 2

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Page 214 - In reviewing this story, we perceive a singular and striking instance of moral retribution. We learn, also, that those who do only THAT WHICH IS RIGHT, endure nothing in misfortune but a trial of their virtue, and from trials well endured, derive the surest claim to the protection of Heaven.
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Page 85 - The gates of the monastery beset with guards, and the woods surrounded by the marquis's people, made escape impossible. From a marriage with the duke . . . her heart recoiled in horror, and to be immured for life within the walls of a convent, was a fate little less dreadful" (SR 87). It is all the more interesting then to note that in this situation Julia chooses the convent as the less dreadful alternative. In spite of its prisonlike aspect it means an escape from the even worse fate of a hateful...
Page 14 - The gloom of the surrounding shades partly concealed it from her £julia'§7 view; but, as she drew near, each forlorn and decaying feature of the fabric was gradually disclosed, and struck upon her heart a horror such as she had never before experienced. The broken battlements enwreathed with ivy, proclaimed the fallen grandeur of the place, while the shattered vacant window frames exhibited its desolation, and the high grass that overgrew the threshold, seemed to say how long it was since mortal...

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